This special issue, “Religions in African American Popular Culture,” will focus on the intersection of religions and African American popular culture and provide a snapshot of the current relationship of African American popular culture to religions. African American popular culture is defined here asthose aspects of culture largely created and produced by peoples of Africana descent in the United States of America that engender joy, pleasure, enjoyment, and amusement and that are expressed through artifacts (e.g., icons and personas) and practices (e.g., arts and rituals). The artifacts of African American popular culture are inclusive of but not limited to objects and material culture, heroes, celebrities, stars, and stereotypes.
XXXI Annual Conference of Polish Association for American Studies
October 23-25, 2019, University of Opole, Poland
The Sound of Silence in American Literature, Culture and Politics
Call for Proposals
21st Annual Women’s History Conference at Sarah Lawrence College
The Struggle Continues:
Intersectional Activism in the Age of Gender Based Violence and Authoritarian Oppression
Friday-Saturday March 1-2, 2019
Call for Presenters
Biannual Graduate Student and Emerging Scholars’ Conference in American Studies, April 4–5, 2019
The University of Texas at Austin
Tell-Tale Traces: Living Memory in the United States
This conference seeks to promote mechanisms by which academics, activists, policymakers, and other stakeholders enter into greater dialogue and collaboration in areas of conjoined interest. In partnership with the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) – for which NYU serves as the institutional home – NYU’s Center for the Study of Africa and the African Diaspora (CSAAD) will convene every two years, alternating with ASWAD’s biennial conference.
(ASWAD’s 10thBiennial Conference will be held from 5-10 November, 2019 at the College of William & Mary. For more information, please consult the website: HTTP://ASWADIASPORA.ORG)
The Langston Hughes Review Special Issue CFP: "Remembering Ntozake Shange"
For at least the last half-century, theories of Blackness have challenged the foundations of modern critical thought. Theorists such as Fred Moten, Jared Sexton, Christina Sharpe, Hortense Spillers, Alexander Weheliye, Frank Wilderson, Achille Mbembe, and Sylvia Wynter variously interrogate the politics, discourse, and materialities of the imperial, capitalist experience of slavery (and its afterlife). One important avenue of consideration is how this perverse institution undermined possibilities for the Enlightenment subject not simply for those of African descent but for all people complicit in the imperial project.
CALL FOR PAPERS
African American Literature and Culture Society
American Literature Association
30th Annual Conference
May 23-26, 2019
Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
The African American Literature and Culture Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature
Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies
Call for Papers
“Gender[ed] Racial Violence Against People in Africa and the African Diaspora Transcending Time and Space”